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The EU’s climate commitment is thin on details and ambition

06 March 2015

Today, the EU’s environment ministers submitted the EU’s commitment towards the Paris agreement on climate change. 

 
The text adopted is thin on details and low in ambition, postponing crucial decisions and providing little support to the EU’s diplomatic outreach in the run-up to the UN climate summit in Paris at the end of the year.
Read The EU’s climate commitment is thin on details and ambition

WWF Global Ambassador Andy Murray is supporting Earth Hour UK

Andy Murray serves up Earth Hour challenge to the UK

05 March 2015

Britain’s leading tennis star and WWF global ambassador Andy Murray is urging the UK to sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour. Read Andy Murray serves up Earth Hour challenge to the UK

WWF response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report on Electricity Market Reform

04 March 2015

Jenny Banks, WWF-UK’s Climate and Energy Specialist, responding to the committee's report said:“WWF welcomes today’s Energy & Climate Change Committee’s report that highlights how bill payers are subsidising dirty coal power stations. Read WWF response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report on Electricity Market Reform

All parties must give a lead on the environment, says WWF

03 March 2015

WWF-UK calls on all political parties to take a strong leadership role in driving environmental, economic and wellbeing improvements, in its proposals for the 2015 general election manifestos.
The charity has set out three main priorities that it sees as vital for inclusion by the major parties in their pitch to voters.
Read All parties must give a lead on the environment, says WWF

Treasury tops the list for timber procurement whilst Education must try harder

03 March 2015

The Treasury topped the list of central government departments following mandatory guidelines set out to ensure the government avoids supporting the trade in illegal and unsustainable logging, a WWF report has found. Defra was in the middle of the pack, despite being home to the unit designed to assist Whitehall in managing responsible procurement, whilst the Department for Education scored the lowest.
Read Treasury tops the list for timber procurement whilst Education must try harder

Party leaders urged to set end date for dirty coal

02 March 2015

Survey shows strong support for coal pollution phase-out by 2020s
Read Party leaders urged to set end date for dirty coal

Harrods with the lights out for Earth Hour

Big business supports Earth Hour’s ‘lights out’ message

02 March 2015

 With just under one month to go, some of the UK’s biggest business names are helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it. Read Big business supports Earth Hour’s ‘lights out’ message

Wild giant panda numbers increase by over 16%

28 February 2015

The number of wild giant pandas has increased by 16.8% over the last decade according to a new survey conducted by the Chinese government. The increase in population brings the total number of wild giant pandas to 1,864 compared to 1,596 in 2003.  Read Wild giant panda numbers increase by over 16%

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

24 February 2015

A smarter approach to the Budget, that takes account of the value of the natural environment and responds to global threats and opportunities from natural resource scarcity and climate change, would promote greater resilience and generate substantial benefits to the UK economy and businesses, WWF-UK claims today.
  Read Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

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